Police Commissioner Calls On Public to Refrain from Current Looting In Honiara


The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) strongly calls on the Honiara public to refrain from the current looting of infrastructure in the capital.

In a press statement released this afternoon, RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the current unrest is fueling criminal activities.

“I am very concerned about the current unrest as innocent people have been badly affected by such criminal acts. Obviously, we do not want to
see any of this happen and we want to make sure that our streets, schools, and that our businesses remain open,” he said.

RSIPF Police Commissioner

Mr. Mangau calls on community leaders to help the Police in calming down the arrests.

Enough is enough. There is no more need for protests on the streets. We are a nation founded on strong Christian principles and values.
A Nation where our traditions, cultures, and values are accepted and respected, for each day we wake to the sounds of birds singing and not to the sound of shouting and burning.
Those who want to cause harm, damage, or destruction in our communities must not be allowed to do so. Let us work together to stop such illegal acts,” said Mangau.

Communities in West Honiara coming out in full strength to support the police to protect the western side of Honiara city during the current unrest have been praised by the Commissioner.

“I am happy to see most communities in west Honiara came out in full strength to support the police to protect the western side of Honiara city.
Moreover, I would like to thank the Naha community for taking the same approach to protect Naha police station. This is the kind of support we need to render to help each other.

Mr. Mangau also thanked the RSIPF officer throughout the country for their efforts in keeping the country safe.

“I would also like to commend the RSIPF officers throughout the country for continuing to sacrifice their precious time and efforts from their families to deter anti-social
behavior in Honiara and the rest of the country to ensure our citizens are safe and secure,” Commissioner Mangau said.

The statement said Police will continue to monitor and deploy patrols throughout Honiara City to ensure there is peace and maintenance of Law and Order by law-abiding citizens.


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